Massachusetts

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We all need to breathe. The road to Asthma Justice.

May 3, 2021

Every year in May, World Asthma Day is held to raise awareness about asthma around the globe.

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Women's History Month - Recognizing The Women Who Inspire Us

March 15, 2021

In recognition of Women’s History Month, Clean Water Action is thrilled to raise the voices of strong women in the environmental justice field who continue to encourage us to take action and better our communities.

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TJX announces new restrictions on toxic chemicals as part of new chemicals strategy

February 1, 2021

Last month, TJX—the parent company of TJ Maxx, Marshall’s, Home Goods, and Sierra Trading Post—announced on its website it is developing an expanded “Chemical Management” strategy

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The Veto of Bill S.2995: A [Painfully] Missed Opportunity

January 27, 2021

What could have been a momentous step towards achieving environmental justice and equity was instead a painfully missed opportunity.

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VICTORY! Massachusetts Flame Retardants ban signed into law

January 4, 2021
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Chime in on Energy Efficiency Justice

December 9, 2020

You may have called upon the services of Mass Save.  Free of charge, they will send someone out to your house and evaluate the efficiency of your home or business, replace your light bulbs with high efficiency LEDs and give recommendations on how to increase the efficiency of your home. 

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In Massachusetts, we count every vote

November 12, 2020

Because “count every vote” isn’t just a slogan – it’s an acknowledgement that every single voter’s voice matters, and an affirmation that we will stand by our electoral process even – and especially – when it’s hard.

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Vote YES on 2 in Massachusetts - Ranked Choice Voting

October 21, 2020

I am an enthusiastic “every-time” voter. I enjoy looking up and down the ballot at the names of the people who I feel have earned my vote by being responsive to my advocacy and values. Whether it is a Presidential election in November or a sleepy town election where the incumbents are running unopposed, I always look forward to showing up on election day at my local community center.

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Fire – Smoke – Future

September 22, 2020

There was a fire in my neighborhood (in Dorchester, MA) this week. I woke up at about 4:40 to popping sounds – wondered if they were fireworks (annoying at that hour but ok) or maybe gun shots (yikes). It didn’t sound quite like either. But quickly I heard sirens…lots of sirens...converging very nearby.

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Carbon Nanotubes: Good guys? Bad guys?

September 15, 2020

Introducing carbon nanotubes, a scientific wonder substance.  You may not have heard of carbon nanotubes (or CNTs), but they are probably already part of your life.  They may be in your cell phone or computer, where they are used as semiconductors, or part of your bike frame, where they provide strength without weight.  They could even be in your tires, helping improve handling on slick roadways.